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Welcome to Maywood, Mexico

July 6th, 2010 . by TexasFred

I am pretty sure that most of my long time readers have seen this before, but for those that haven’t, it’s worth presenting again. From Human Events comes an article that should be an eye opener for ALL Americans!

Welcome to Maywood, Mexico

Boasting a population that is 97% Hispanic, more than half foreign born, and 40% illegal, the Los Angeles County, Calif., incorporated city of Maywood has achieved the Reconquista goal. It is now as lawless and chaotic as any place in Mexico. Maywood is a warning to every city and town in America.

The Maywood City Council announced this week that after years of radical policies, corruption and scandal, the city was broke and all city employees would be laid off and essential city services contracted out to neighboring cities or to L.A. County government.

How did this happen? Until recently, Maywood was the model for “brown power” politics.

Maywood was the first California city with an elected Hispanic City Council, one of the first “sanctuary” cities for illegal aliens, the first city to pass a resolution calling for a boycott of Arizona after that state passed a law to enforce federal immigration laws, the first California city to order its police department not to enforce state laws requiring drivers to have licenses to drive, the first American city to call on Congress to grant amnesty to all illegals.

Council meetings were conducted in Spanish. Maywood was the leader in the peaceful, democratic achievement of the La Raza goal to take power in the U.S.

The City of Maywood started out quite differently. Back after World War II, Maywood was a booming blue-collar town with good jobs, a multi-ethnic suburb of Los Angeles.

On the 25th anniversary in 1949 of Maywood’s incorporation as a city, the town celebrated with a beard-growing contest, a rodeo, and wrestling matches in City Park. Chrysler operated an assembly plant there until 1971.

But the early 1970s saw these industrial jobs in aerospace, auto and furniture manufacturing, and food processing evaporate under the pressure of higher taxes, increased local and state regulation, and the attraction of cheaper land and cheaper labor elsewhere.

The multi-ethnic Maywood of the post-war years was transformed in the ’80s and ’90s by wave after wave of Hispanic immigrants, many of them illegal.

In August 2006, a “Save Our State” anti-illegal immigration rally in Maywood drew hundreds of protesters—but a larger number of defenders of illegal immigration. The pro-illegal protesters carried signs which read “We are Indigenous ! The ONLY owners of this Continent!” and “Racist Pilgrims Go Home” and “All Europeans are Illegal Here.”

According to newspaper reports at the time, objectors to illegal aliens were subject to physical attacks. A 70-year-old man was “slashed,” a woman attacked, and cars vandalized. Pro-illegal demonstrators raised the Mexican flag at the U.S. Post Office.

The illegal population and their sympathizers became increasingly radicalized. Elections to the City Council saw “assimilationist” incumbent Hispanic council members ousted by La Raza supporting radical challengers.

For years, the Maywood City Council authorized police checkpoints to stop drunk driving. Drivers without licenses had their cars impounded. Illegals in California cannot get drivers licenses. By 2005, the number of such impounds were in the hundreds. A community campaign was launched forcing the City Council to suspend the checkpoints.

Cars were still being impounded whenever a police traffic-violation stop resulted in a driver without a license. Felipe Aguirre, a community activist with Comite Pro-Uno, an “immigration service center,” coordinated a new campaign against any impounds. He was elected in 2005 to the City Council. He is the mayor of Maywood today.

Aguirre and a new majority of the council dismantled the Traffic Department. Illegals were given overnight-parking permits and impounds stopped. You didn’t need a license to drive in Maywood. The Los Angeles Times wrote glowingly of this “progress” in a story entitled “Welcome to Maywood, Where Roads Open Up For Immigrants”.

The Maywood Police Department was restructured by the new council. A new chief and new officers were hired. Later it turned out that many of the new officers had previously been fired from other law enforcement agencies for a variety of infractions. The Maywood P.D. was known as the “Department of Second Chances.”

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Grandmother gets 44 months in green-card scam

September 23rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Grandmother gets 44 months in green-card scam

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas grandmother who acknowledged running a scheme in which her family members married scores of foreigners seeking to stay in the United States was sentenced Wednesday to nearly four years in prison.

Maria Refugia Camarillo, 72, her graying hair pulled back in a ponytail, used a walker during her court appearance and sat calmly as she was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison.

Camarillo, of Fort Worth, pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with immigration documents.

Federal prosecutors say Camarillo arranged green card marriages for more than two decades. She recruited her children, nieces, nephews and even her three teenage grandchildren - all U.S. citizens - to wed would-be immigrants. Men and women would pay her up to $12,000 each; once married, clients could obtain a green card and later U.S. citizenship.

Immigration officials are trying to find the foreign spouses. More than a dozen of Camarillo’s family members have been charged in the case.

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Grandmother gets 44 months in green-card scam

OK, lets go for the sympathy plea here. Maria Refugia Camarillo, 72, her graying hair pulled back in a ponytail, used a walker during her court appearance.

I don’t give a damn if she is 72 with gray hair and in a wheelchair. I don’t care if she’s on oxygen and has a pacemaker in her chest. She IS a criminal, she was caught, tried and convicted. She is getting what she deserves in MY opinion.

This is the kind of scam that can be stopped, much like the anchor babies concept. These people are law breakers, throw the book at them, at least while we can. Pretty soon Obama is going to make a huge push for amnesty I am thinking, call it a hunch. And I am afraid that there will be some executive order BS to back it up.

Camarillo’s attorney told the judge that his client has had a stroke, has a pacemaker and suffers from multiple health problems. He sought home confinement for her, saying a prison term longer than three years would be like a life sentence.

“She knows time is short for her,” said attorney William Zachary.

All that and she’s STILL, or, maybe I should say, WAS the ringleader of this immigration scam.

Our immigration system is in need of a makeover, but NOT the one that Bush tried and Obama is going to try. Our immigration system needs to be cranked up several notches HIGHER, with enhanced enforcement and enhanced punishment for U.S. citizens that try to circumvent the system.

But federal prosecutors sought a nearly five-year sentence, saying investigators still must find some 170 immigrants who benefited from the scheme.

What the hell huh? 170 people, not even a drop in the bucket when you think about the 12-20 million illegals in this nation, depending upon which source you choose to be believe.

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Number of illegal immigrants declines by 1 million, study finds

July 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

By CLAY ZEIGLER / The Dallas Morning News

The number of illegal immigrants in the United States may have dropped by more than 1 million over the last year, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington said it estimates that the number of illegal immigrants nationally was 11.2 million in May, down from a peak of 12.5 million in August 2007.

Its numbers are estimates, the center said, based on data collected monthly by the Census Bureau on the number of foreign-born adults living in the U.S. The latest such data is from May.

The estimates are also based on the assumption that the “overwhelming majority�? of immigrants in the U.S. illegally are Hispanics who are younger adults with relatively little education. That assumption, the report said, is based on “a large body of research.�?

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Number of illegal immigrants declines by 1 million, study finds

I want to clear something up, I have said this before, on numerous occasions, but apparently some of those folks suffering from a lack of reading comprehension skills have either missed it, misunderstood it, or, choose to ignore it as a matter of convenience.

I am NOT, in ANY way, against LEGAL immigration, I am the grandson of an immigrant, a LEGAL immigrant, a man that became an American, swore his allegiance to America, paid his taxes, raised his family to be good Americans.

His sons served this nation in the military. Most of his grandchildren have served, or, are still serving this nation in the military. His great grandchildren are serving this nation either in the military, law enforcement or both.

Legal immigrants have made this nation what it is, the greatest nation on earth, and a true melting pot of people and ideologies.

My gripe is with those that seek to destroy this nation by their illegal status, their refusal to become Americans, those that swear their allegiance to Mexico while living here, making their living, sending money to Mexico, and in many cases, not even paying taxes in this nation.

Those that denigrate America while living off of the fruits of this great land are the ILLEGALS I am so vehemently set against, those that will rape this nation, take and take and take, and give NOTHING in return, those that place a tremendous burden on ALL us, you and me, the LEGAL tax paying citizens of this great nation, those of us of ALL colors, races, religions and beliefs.

Anyone that can’t understand this is NOT the well educated Republican Conservative they claim to be. In my opinion, they are nothing more than a faux Conservative, one that embraces the beliefs of the libber left, and although their posts, on their own sites say one thing, their accusations against many others, in the comments sections of other blogs, speaks volumes to the statement of FAUX Conservatism being a FACT!

Faux Conservatives and RINOs? Stirring up as much hate and discontent in the blogosphere as possible. A short translation you say?? Blog Trolls.

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